Dr. Godfrey Baldacchino will be presenting at the next Rural Centre Seminar Series about the striking similarities between Island Studies and Rural Studies. The seminar can be best summarized in his wonderfully written abstract:
Both are seen as geographically isolated, transportation challenged and peripheral regions, risking a drain of skills, population and capital, basking in naive and stifling parochialism. Both are experienced by their residents as political backwaters, out of sight and out of mind of policy makers in distant, densely populated urbanized metropoles. Strange therefore that a conceptual connection between the study of islands and rural regions has not yet been seriously investigated. This presentation hopes to kick start this process by presenting ongoing theoretical work in island development, and the challenges that this analysis poses to and for concerned communities and policy makers.
The seminar will be held at the Tupper Medical Building on March 12th. Further details can be found Here.
The RURAL Centre Seminar Series is back again, this time with Emily Wilson, who will be discussing Physician Services in Rural Canada at the Tupper Medical Building (5850 College St) basement floor and SafetyNet IncoInnovation Centre in Newfoundland. Details are listed below. Please RSVP by February 24th.
We would like to wish a fond farewell and congratulations to Angeline Quek. We thank her for her dedication and hard work during her time with the Centre, and she will be greatly missed. We wish her all the best and continued success for her future endeavors with Frito-Lay Canada.
At this time, we would like to give a warm welcome to Read Guernsey who has joined our team as Angeline’s replacement. Read comes to us from Dalhousie University, graduating with a Bachelor of Management. He has experience in the hospitality sector, and worked with our Centre on the Farmedic project. He is thrilled to be a part of the team. He can be reached at email@example.com.